1. Because someone promised me free cookies and hugs.
2. Because all my friends are doing it, so I decided to do it too.
3. Because I thought petting all the puppies would be fun
4. Because it gives me another reason to make lists on the forums
Okay, so in reality - main reason because as being an officer/successor in a kin that does a LOT of pvp (*looks at Gil*) I figured that I shouldnt be TOTALLY clueless about it. Plus I'm not a real alt person - i have my mini and my rk at 75, no desire to level someone else really. So, it's something else to do.
I got into boxing when I was in college, and some other things when I got out. It was less about pwning more about growing. It's like fists became a hammer and chisel and you carved out the best in your opponent as he did you. I couldn't really keep that up with married life so I got into pvp, same rush, same growing experience, less brain cells lost (more keyboards smashed).
I got into The Barnacles of Narnia when I was in Galtrev one day, and I learned about dong for you what you want me to do for you. It was less about pwning more about learning about not making people jump through hoops. I do it for those who want me to do what they want me to do when they want me to do what is known as pvp. And I do not make them jump through hoops for buffs.
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